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Stevenson, Allan H. (Allan Henry), 1903-1970
Allan H. Stevenson Papers
Manuscripts Division
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8 boxes and 3.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-8


Consists of papers of Allan H. Stevenson relating to watermarks, papermaking, and block-books of the 15th and 16th centuries.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of papers of Stevenson relating to watermarks, papermaking, and block-books of the 15th and 16th centuries. Included are research notes, articles, illustrations and slides of watermarks, a microfilm of the Zurich copy of the Missale Speciale, material on watermarks in Netherlandish block-books and on watermarks in Norman paper used in English books, and his lectures on "The Unicorns [watermarks] of Normandy." Also present are grant proposals, a small amount of correspondence with Rachel Hunt, Thomas Pears, and others, and printed matter.



Collection Creator Biography:

Stevenson, Allan H. (Allan Henry), 1903-1970

Allan H. Stevenson, a graduate of Rice University, was a bibliographer and paper specialist, recognized for his expertise in identifying watermarks and papermaking techniques and using this information to date books.

Collection History


Gift of Mrs. Allan Stevenson.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '2013 in 2011.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Allan H. Stevenson Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Firestone Library
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Storage Note:
Firestone Library (scamss): Box 1-8